Android P to have 'notch' design to rival Apple's iPhone X

The FaceID infrared rays are pretty impressive

The upcoming Android update might have a notch, similar to the iPhone X as Google is focusing on "overhauling" its Android mobile software.

The Oreo successor is due for release later this year, and a Bloomberg report shed some light on what we can expect, including tighter Google Assistant integration, support for different phone formats, and improved battery life. Essential did this with its first phone, and Apple famously did it on the iPhone X. Now, Bloomberg says Google will make it easier for OEMs to include the hardware feature and design their software accordingly. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that the Android Pistachio Ice Cream will bring support for an iPhone X-like notch to Android.

Google will apparently release the developer preview of Android P earlier than usual; some are saying it could land as early as March.

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is still rolling out to various Android phones, but that doesn't stop us wondering what will be in the next big update of Android, known as Android P. Google's own Pixel phone already has some AR goodies built into the camera with Star Wars stickers and Lens. Google will reportedly embrace an interface that incorporates the polarizing notch that contains the premium iPhone's front-facing camera system in a display that is otherwise bezel-free. The notch is expected to become a common affair among smartphones from brands such as Samsung, LG, Huawei and others later this year.

Android P will likely be described in more detail at Google I/O, so we'll have to wait a little longer for that.

Google and other Android vendors like to mock Apple's "courageous" decisions.

The next major Android version, Android P, could see a release in nearly half a year's time. Unfortunately, none of these changes will be implemented until the next year, the source states. Google is reportedly looking for ways to integrate the feature into the Android home screen, by way of the standard Search bar.

As for the iconic name, one of the current contenders is Android Pistachio Ice Cream. However, the Android-based Essential Phone's has one, too, and several other phone makers have mimicked the notch.

Related News:



Most liked

James, Cavs outgun Thunder
The only problem? After scoring 15 points on 7/9 shooting in the first half, he only got three shots in the second half. Westbrook shook off a 3/11 first half, going 4/7 in the final two quarters and helping the Thunder keep the game close.

Jury chosen in trial of man charged in girl's slaying
They went to a nearby Walmart and she began shopping with her girls, placing three small piles of clothing in a shopping cart. Cherish's body was covered in severe injuries, abrasions and contusions and she was strangled, tortured and raped.

Bill Paxton's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital
The complaint added that Paxton suffered multiple complications and that Khoynezhad was not in the operating room at the time. One of the reasons for our high quality is that we thoroughly review concerns about any patient's medical care.

Leo Varadkar and Theresa May To Meet In Belfast
Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, speaks outside Stormont House, in Belfast, Northern Ireland February 12, 2018. Mr Adams announced in November that he was stepping down after more than three decades.

Solar Eclipse 2018 tomorrow: Time, location and where it will be visible
When was the last partial eclipse and when will the next one be? Solar eclipse can have harmful effects on the body of the person. A Partial Solar Eclipse occurs when moon obstructs the Sun's disc only partially and thereby creating a penumbra on Earth.

Saakashvili Arrives In Netherlands After Expulsion From Ukraine
Saakashvili and a small crowd of supporters shoved their way through a line of guards from Poland into Ukraine in September. Saakashvili's wife, Sandra Elisabeth Roelofs-Saakashvili, was born in the Netherlands and has Dutch citizenship.

Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster Reportedly in the Works
Video game publisher Activision successfully brought back " Crash Bandicoot " past year with the "N". Sony's PlayStation 4 will enjoy a full year of exclusivity for the Spyro remake.

Bristol Palin and husband Dakota Meyer call it quits
Meyer last posted a photo of him and Palin together with the children on Instagram on January 7 with the caption "What matters". Sources close to the couple, who Wednesday in 2016, have confirmed to TMZ that they're living under separate roofs.

Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on trick play
It included non-stop play, too, with few penalties and fewer intrusions by Alberto Riveron and the NFL's officiating department. I know what the league has said, but they would have been a lot more comfortable if they would have called an illegal formation.

Epic unveils roadmap for near future of Fortnite
This will enable them to manage the weapon pool and ensure that there is not an overflow of options within the game. The mode would have two teams loaded in two different buses and dropped in different parts of the map.

Investment and development pledges for Iraq at $30 billion: Kuwaiti FM
Kuwait's ruling emir says his country will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq . The United States under President Donald Trump also seems uninterested in directly investing in Iraq's reconstruction .

Flynn the Bichon Frisé wins Best in Show at Westminster
Winston the Norfolk terrier of Peterborough, New Hampshire and his handler, Ernesto Lara, won top honors in the terrier group. A grand audience at Madison Square Garden watched closely as these attractive dogs made their way around the ring.

Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil
To expedite the process of obtaining the antibiotic they used high-speed computer processing to sift through the soil samples. Brady says there are at least 10,000 bacteria under each footprint of soil, majority still unidentified.

Lizette Andrea Cuesta, 19-Year-Old Stabbing Victim, Identifies Suspects From Deathbed
Alameda County sheriff's sergeant Ray Kelly said on Tuesday that the murder suspects were friends with the victim. Roberto Cuesta, the victim's uncle, said, "I hope those people pay for that, it's just who would do that?"

Tom Daley expecting a baby with husband Dustin Lance Black
Since tying the knot, Black has moved to London to live full time with his husband, who now own a home together. The pair have been dating since meeting at an industry party in 2013, and got engaged two years later in 2015.